Washington at a glance
Population by race and Hispanic origin
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Full-time law enforcement staff, Metropolitan Police Department
- 3,575 Officers
- 604 Civilian staff
Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents
- 5.34 Washington
- 2.3 National average, cities with 250,000+ population
- 2.2 National average
These figures reflect the Metropolitan Police Department only, and do not include state or other police agencies that may be present in this location.
Federal grant funding for Washington
Data was last updated December 18, 2022
We identified over $761.4M in federal grant funding, FY 2013-2023
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Grant funding over time
Grant funding by federal department
|Amount||Start and end dates||Recipient and description||Awarding agency||CFDA program||Type|
|DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, GOVERNMENT OF THE PURPOSE OF THE COPS HIRING PROGRAM (CHP) PROGRAM IS TO ADVANCE THE PRACTICE OF COMMUNITY POLICING THROUGH THE HIRE OR REHIRE OF ADDITIONAL CAREER LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS. FUNDING UNDER THIS AWARD PROGRAM WILL BE UTILIZED BY LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO HIRE AND REHIRE CAREER LAW ENFORCEM…||Department of Justice Offices, Boards and Divisions||16.710 Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Grants||Prime|
|DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, GOVERNMENT OF THE METROPOLITAN (DC) POLICE DEPARTMENT LEMHWA IMPLEMENTATION PROJECT WILL SUPPORT MPD'S MENTORING AND TRANSITIONING TO RETIREMENT PROGRAMMING EFFORTS. MENTORING PROGRAMS HAVE BEEN REQUESTED FOR SUPPORT EMOTIONALLY AND PROFESSIONALLY. THERE ARE SIGNIFICANT SOURCES OF STRESS ASSOCIATED WITH JOINING …||Department of Justice Offices, Boards and Divisions||16.710 Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Grants||Prime|
|DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, GOVERNMENT OF FY21 COPS HIRING PROGRAM (CHP)||Department of Justice Offices, Boards and Divisions||16.710 Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Grants||Prime|
|DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA GOVERNMENT HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT PROGRAM||Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency||97.067 Homeland Security Grant Program||Prime|
Military equipment transfers
We were unable to locate any military equipment transfers for this location using the LESO Property Transferred to Participating Agencies database published by the Defense Logistics Agency. It is possible that this location has acquired military equipment for policing via other sources or programs.
Local police misconduct data, consent decrees, and settlements
Data last updated January 25, 2022
We identified 2 publicly reported settlements that resulted in $32,100,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.
D.C. will pay $1.6 million to settle two lawsuits that alleged the D.C. police department engaged in false arrests, excessive force, and unlawful conditions of confinement for those arrested during demonstrations on Inauguration Day in 2017.
More than 100 protestors alleged that police officers used excessive force such as chemical irritants, batons, and grenades when handling demonstrators.
|2010 - 2014||
Between 2010 and 2014, the District of Columbia spent $30.5 million on police misconduct cases.
In 2015, The Wall Street Journal released an analysis of settlement totals from instances of police misconduct among the ten largest local police departments in the nation. Many of the cases involved in the analysis involved alleged beatings, shootings, and wrongful imprisonment. The analysis determined that, between 2010 and 2014, the District of Columbia spent $30.5 million on police misconduct cases. A separate analysis conducted by The Washington Post determined that the city spent $31.6 million between 2005 and 2016 on court judgments or settlements in 173 cases alleging police misconduct.
Zusha Elinson and Dan Frosch, "Cost of Police-Misconduct Cases Soars in Big U.S. Cities", Wall Street Journal, July 15, 2015
Theresa Vargas and Kimbriell Kelly, "‘It made me hate the police’: Ugly encounters with officers fuel loss of trust, costly payouts,", Washington Post, January 07, 2017